Clifford B. Altfeld
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Areas of Practice:
Construction Law
Commercial Litigation
Real Estate
Business & Corporate Law

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1978
District of Columbia, 1981
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1978


J.D., with high distinction, University of Arizona College of Law, 1978
B.A., with highest honors, University of Michigan, 1974

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Tucson Unified School District Audit Committee, 2007-present
Legislative Chair, Arizona School Bonds Association
State Bar of Arizona (Member, Antitrust Committee & Debtor-Creditor Rights Committee)
Pima County Bar Association
Catalina Foothills School District Governing Board, 1992-2006
Certified Specialist, Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 1987-2005
Board of Governors, State of Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources, 1984-1992

Honors and Awards

Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ Rating

Prior Employment

Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 1978-1982
Special Assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Prosecution, 1980

Other Professional Experience

Judge Pro Tempore, Arizona Superior Court, 1986-present
Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 1985-present
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Pro Bono Representation Panel
Speaker, National Business Institute Seminar, Mechanics' Lien Law and Strategies in Arizona, May 1999 and October 2000
Seminar Chair, State Bar of Arizona Convention, School Finance Reform, June 1998
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law; Real Estate Transactions, 1987; Pre-Trial Litigation, 1992


Arizona School Finance: Does Anybody Understand Title 15?, Arizona Attorney, December 1997
FHA Redlining: Inflexible Agency Guidelines Contravene Legislative Intent, Arizona Law Review, 1978
Workman’s Compensation: Compromise of Claims, Arizona Law Review, 1976

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